Wed, 12 Oct 2011 17:21:16 GMT* Scientists correct gene mutation, grow new liver cells in mice
Mon, 18 Jul 2011 13:19:40 GMTNo one likes a bully. Intimidation is a rotten way to get what you want. Yet that's what some in the stem cell therapy industry are trying to do to a group of scientists trying to speak up about the often fraudulent nature of their business, writes bioethicist Art Caplan.
Wed, 9 Feb 2011 19:05:13 GMTUsing skin cells taken from children with a rare heart defect, researchers have created beating heart cells in the lab with the same heart defect, allowing researchers to test new drugs in human cells instead of mice.
Wed, 9 Feb 2011 21:23:18 GMT
(image) The 3-year-old lab has trouble walking, but vets are optimistic that she'll live pain-free.
Thu, 30 Sep 2010 16:42:43 GMTA new method, which is a more efficient way of turning skin cells into stem cells, could be the first practical way to make cells for creating new tissue to treat conditions like diabetes and Parkinson's disease.
Tue, 24 Aug 2010 20:24:00 GMTJust when you thought embryonic stem cell research would begin to show whether regenerating damaged cells would allow spinal cord injury victims to walk again or help repair damaged hearts, a federal district court judge has ordered it to stop. But millions of ill and disabled Americans deserve better.
Wed, 28 Jul 2010 23:10:59 GMTRabbits implanted with artificial bones re-grew their own joints, complete with cartilage, researchers reported on Thursday.
Thu, 1 Jul 2010 19:40:31 GMTFrozen blood from stored samples can be used to make cells resembling stem cells, researchers said on Thursday -- opening a potential new and easier source for the valued cells.
Fri, 23 Apr 2010 22:01:07 GMT
(image) The Vatican is pushing for research of adult stem cells as an alternative to the use of embryonic stem cells, which the Catholic Church opposes because it maintains that the destruction of the embryo amounts to the killing of human life.
Thu, 11 Feb 2010 22:25:31 GMTCompared with specialized cells produced from the 25 lines of stem cells derived from embryos, those from the eight populations of induced pluripotent stem cells had significantly higher rates of death, higher rates of aging, and severely lower rates of growth.
Wed, 2 Dec 2009 18:08:37 GMT
(image) A new era in embryonic stem cell research arrived as the U.S. government approved 13 batches of the master cells for a study using taxpayer dollars, with dozens more in the pipeline.
Wed, 28 Oct 2009 19:59:46 GMTU.S. researchers have found a way to coax human embryonic stem cells to turn into the types of cells that make eggs and sperm, shedding light on a stage of early human development that has not been fully understood.
Fri, 31 Jul 2009 13:27:30 GMTTeaching new mothers how to breast-feed could save 1.3 million children's lives every year, but many women get no help and give up trying, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
Thu, 23 Jul 2009 21:01:00 GMT
(image) Two teams of Chinese scientists have made a major advance in mice in the development of a new kind of stem cell that doesn't involve destroying embryos.
Tue, 19 May 2009 22:16:27 GMTGenetically engineered stem cells from bone marrow showed promise as a potential new way to deliver a cancer-killing protein to tumors, British researchers said on Tuesday.
Thu, 23 Apr 2009 19:11:01 GMTResearchers have developed a new way to make embryonic-like stem cells by soaking them in genetically engineered proteins, a new step toward using ordinary cells to treat disease.
Fri, 17 Apr 2009 17:04:36 GMTScientists seeking taxpayer money for embryonic stem cell research under President Barack Obama's new plan must use cells originally culled from fertility clinic embryos.
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 17:53:54 GMT
(image) A scientist says the world's first cloned camel has been produced in the desert emirate of Dubai.
Tue, 17 Mar 2009 13:16:01 GMTAfter President Barack Obama lifted limits on human embryonic stem cell research, a few states are taking action to ban the research.
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 13:51:09 GMT
(image) For all the past week's headlines about embryonic stem cells' medical promise there is a sobering reality: The science to prove that promise will take years.
Mon, 9 Mar 2009 12:42:31 GMT
(image) President Obama's reversal of the Bush-era ban on funding for embryonic stem cell research is good news for the science needed to find treatments for currently incurable conditions and for the ethics at stake in the issue .
Tue, 10 Mar 2009 21:16:07 GMTWhen Amy Birney had to decide what to do with the two embryos that remained after her fertility treatment, she knew one thing: The government shouldn’t have a say in the matter.
Sun, 1 Mar 2009 18:25:49 GMTResearchers say they've found a safer way to transform ordinary skin cells into powerful stem cells in a move that could eventually remove the need to use human embryos.
Wed, 18 Feb 2009 01:20:58 GMTA family desperate to save a child from a lethal brain disease sought highly experimental injections of fetal stem cells — shots that triggered tumors in the boy's brain and spinal cord.
Mon, 2 Feb 2009 19:05:34 GMTIt may be futile to try producing stem cells by putting human DNA into cow or rabbit eggs and making hybrid cloned embryos, a strategy that has triggered controversy, a study says.
Fri, 30 Jan 2009 01:15:52 GMTU.S. researchers have reversed multiple sclerosis symptoms in early stage patients by using bone marrow stem cell transplants to reset the immune system, they said on Thursday.
Thu, 6 Nov 2008 22:56:18 GMTThe 2008 election will be remembered not only for Barack Obama becoming the first African-American president, but also for its impact on core bioethical issues.